Secure Key Generation Tutorial by TJL73 question and Linux

Philipp Schafft src=gnupg at
Tue Apr 28 17:40:19 CEST 2009


On Tue, 2009-04-28 at 09:26 -0600, Allen Schultz wrote:
> I was following TJL73's tutorial on secure key generation with the below
> link and was having problems with updating a subkey from the
> primary-secret key in another directory.
> $ gpg --homedir backup1 --keyring pubring.gpg --secret-keyring
> secring.gpg -trustdb-name trustdb.gpg --list-secret-keys
> gpg: WARNING: unsafe permissions on homedir `backup1'
> I did a ls -al and found backup to have 744 access. I set it to 644
> access and got the following.
> gpg: WARNING: unsafe permissions on homedir `backup1'
> [...]

> Apparently I dont have the permissions right on the directory. Now with
> 644 I cannot access the directory. For the ring files in the directory
> and the directory itself, what is gpg looking for in permissions? Should
> I ask this in my LUG?

Normaly GnuPG requires 700 (owner can do everything, nobody else can do
anything) on the .gnupg directory.

 (Rah of PH2)
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